So, you are super busy with your business and everyone is nudging you to blog. You decide to cave in and do it, sit down to write one post and look at the clock and HOLY GUACAMOLE! Time flew away. Right? I’ve been there.
Your readers deserve a great post and you deserve to carry on with your awesome biz.
A good blog needs to have interesting and up-to-date content to keep visitors interested. Updating your blog may look tiring and time consuming. However listed below are 5 tricks that will help you write your blog posts faster.
1. Come Up With An Appropriate Schedule– Coming up with a schedule to write your blog will help you write when you are less likely to be distracted or tired. Some people prefer writing early in the morning before everyone wakes up or just before the day begins. Choose a time when you are more likely to be creative, less distracted or tired.
2. Get Rid Of All Distractions– Log out your twitter, Facebook and all other applications before you start. Only open the tabs you will be using for your research and close all the others to avoid wasting time. You need to be focused when writing to avoid wasting your time and to allow your creative juices to flow.
3. Turn Off The Spell Checker While Writing– To avoid wasting time, write your blog post without pausing to make corrections or to edit. Finish the entire post and then go back to correct the grammar and spelling mistakes. Doing this will help you to write faster as you will not be worried about the mistakes.
4. Gather All The Information And Essentials Before You Start Writing– Gather everything you will need when writing your blog post. Get your writing pad, pen, or drinking water. In addition make sure that you have done thorough research such that you are only left with compiling the information. Researching your work will help you write without stopping to refer to something for accuracy or to check on certain facts.
5. Write The Outline– Write down the main points before you begin writing. A blog post should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Once you have written down the main points it will be easier for you to fill the details and break your post into readable and attractive subheadings.
Once you are done writing your blog, turn on the spell checker and go through your work correcting all the grammar and spelling mistakes. Read the post and edit it as necessary to ensure that the ideas flow and that the blog post is flawless. Using the tips outlined above will not only help you write faster but will ensure that you write great blog posts for your visitors.
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I’d love to hear your tips. How do you stay on track when it comes to writing your blog posts?
This seems like it would work well for writing papers too! I need to do more logging out of social media before I write because it just sucks me in.
Oh, I know what you mean. I recently swore that I would stop hitting refresh on Facebook for absolutely NO reason. lol. Another helpful tool that is working for me is https://www.focusatwill.com/. Because I am a person who needs music, this gives me some that actually helps to keep me focused. Have you tried it?
I agree with the idea of shutting everything else off – social media, music, TV, etc. I write better and quicker when I don’t have those distractions. You cannot multitask when it comes to writing, or the work suffers. Great post!
Oh, it took me a long time to figure out that I was not a superhuman. 🙂 I try to close out unnecessary tabs on the desktop as much as I can now and that really helps. Nothing like getting into a paragraph and seeing a FB message that you don’t think can wait. Right?
Great tips – I get so easily distracted when I am meant to be writing!
You are not alone! It is so easy to get distracted. What are some things that you already do to help you?
Good points here! Regarding #4 what takes me the most time but what is at the same time most interesting is doing the research. Inoticed that when I do it properly, with high degree of engagement, writing a blog post is just a natural consequence. Words find themselves and i have no problems with expressing myself. So I advice focusing on doing deep research always! 🙂
Greg from http://www.GregPiatkowski.com
So true, Greg. I learned a lot about my own blog by learning to finally listen to my readers and what their needs and wants really are. I have not perfected that, yet but will do my best to deliver what I can to help.
The best way to write a post fast for me is to get it done in one take. I used to write a bit at a time. Then when I got back to continue, I had to rearrange my thoughts and idea flow and it takes so much time. So just write everything in one take and stay away from distraction! 🙂
Great tip! @msanhle:disqus. I love that and try to write late at night when the kids are asleep.
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Excellent advice! Quite agree with #5. It indeed helps a great deal if you build the outline before writing the actual post. Not only does it save time, but it helps you stay focussed on what you’re going to write and then relate pints with one another to create a natural tone for your audience. Thanks for sharing your tricks!